Can you take Amlodipine and Losartan together

Talk about taking losartan and amlodipine together at the same time. Discuss determining if they should be used together or dosed separately. Timing the dosage may result in better blood pressure control.

Hi this is josh i’m a pharmacist with here today we’re going to talk about can you take amlodipine and losartan together amlodipine tablets with losartan is that okay yes yes it is okay there is no interaction between the two tablets both are used to control blood pressure if your blood pressure is already well controlled taking the two could

Cause dizziness and low blood pressure but if your prescriber has determined that you need two medications to control blood pressure yes it is all right to take them together at the same time um they they don’t cause any problems with each other it is when you’re taking blood pressure medicine it is best to take at the same time each day that way you have 24 hour

Control of your blood pressure um amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and it’s available in 2.5 5 and 10 milligram tablets it’s typically taken once a day losartan again also a blood pressure but in a different class so if your blood pressure is not well controlled by one medication oftentimes it is better or more synergistic to add a second medication

Rather than increasing the dose of the one they work together because these two this uh works with the angiotensin receptor this is the calcium channel the two together can lower the blood pressure nicely losartan comes in 25 50 100 and then there’s some combination products with hydrochlorothiazide and it’s typically taken once or twice a day but do you want

To take them together is it the best control of your blood pressure you may talk to your doctor and see you can check your blood pressure at different times during the day and make sure that your blood pressure is good for the full 24 hours say you take both pills in the morning is your blood pressure still well controlled late in the evening sometimes it may

Be advantageous to split up the dose to take one of them in the morning and one of them at night that way there’s some more overlap and you have better 24-hour blood pressure control again this is something you can chat with your doctor about some people have a hard time remembering medicine and so it works for them just to take the two together one time because

The most important thing is that you take it and then splitting up the dose may or may not be a good situation for you you can chat with your doctor about that if you’re uncertain about the dosing and what time they want you to take it but typically we’re going to shoot for the same time each day we’re going to just keep an eye on our blood pressure make sure it

Is being controlled with the agents we’re taking thanks for watching i hope you found this information informative again be sure you speak with your doctor if you have any questions about medicines or your pharmacist and if you appreciate this video uh subscribe to my channel i’d really appreciate that thank you

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Can you take Amlodipine and Losartan together By Pharmacist Tips